Facts on the Abortion Pill: What you need to know Before you choose

This video gives some info on the abortion pill. It is a dramatization of a conversation between a womans seeking the pill and her doctor.

Know what to expect! Read first hand accounts of women who took the abortion pill here.

For information on the pill’s medical risks, go here.  and here. 

Fetal Development (how developed the embryo is)

Day 1: Sperm joins with ovum, to form one cell smaller than a grain of salt. The new life has inherited 23 chromosomes from each parent, 46 in all. This one cell contains the complex genetic blueprint for every detail of human development – the child’s sex, hair and eye color, height, skin tone

Days 3 – 4: The fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus, where the lining has been prepared for implantation

Days 5 – 9: During this time, the fertilized egg implants itself in the rich lining of the uterus and begins to draw nourishment.

Days 10 – 14: The developing embryo signals its presence through placental chemicals and hormones, preventing the mother from menstruating

Day 20: Foundations of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system are already established

Day 21: The heart begins to beat

Day 28: The back bone and muscles are forming. Arms, legs, eyes and ears have begun to show.

Day 30: At 1 month old, the embryo is 10,000 times larger than the original fertilized egg – and developing rapidly. The heart is pumping increasing quantities of blood through the circulatory system. The placenta forms a unique barrier that keeps the mother’s blood separate while allowing food and oxygen to pass through to the embryo.

Day 35:5 Fingers can be discerned on the hand. The eyes darken as pigment is produced.

Day 40: Brain waves can be detected and recorded

Week 6: The liver is now taking over the production of blood cells, and the brain begins to control movement of muscles and organs. The mother is about to miss her 2nd period and has probably confirmed that she is pregnant.

Week 7: The embryo begins to move spontaneously. The jaw forms, including teeth buds in the gums. Soon the eyelids will seal to protect the embryo’s developing light-sensitive eyes, and will reopen at about the 7th month

Embryo: five weeks

5 weeks

Embryo: 6 weeks

05to6 weeks

Embryo: 7 weeks

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For more info on fetal development go here. 

Here is a video of an embryo at 6 weeks

If you are not sure whether or not to have an abortion, there are organizations that can help you. Birthright is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization that can help you find alternatives. They will not try to pressure you into making any kind of decision. CareNet is another group of pregnancy centers. These organizations may be able to help with things such as finding affordable prenatal care, finding a place to live if you are dealing with homelessness, on-site day care, job training, free baby items, free counseling and support groups, etc. Many of the centers offer free ultrasounds, whereas an abortion clinic or Planned Parenthood will charge you for an ultrasound. Since an ultrasound is recommended before a chemical (pill) abortion, you can save some money and safeguard your health. Some abortion clinics will give the pills without a sonogram – you should be aware that this presents a risk to your health. An ultrasound/sonogram is the only way to prove that the embryo is not implanted in the fallopian tube. If it is implanted there, surgery is necessary to remove an embryo in the fallopian tube or the tube may rupture, causing internal hemorrhaging and possibly death. In fact, several women have died after having abortion procedures which cleared out the womb but did not remove the fetus/embryo from the fallopian tube. The women thought they were no longer pregnant, but the fallopian tube ruptured leading to their deaths. You can find their stories in this section, which documents deaths from legal abortion..

Some women have died from infections after taking the abortion pill. Holly Patterson was one of them.

Also, read about the psychological risks of abortion here. This page summarizes recent research about this.

All the information on this page is provided not to convince you to make a certain decision, but because a woman like you has a right to know exactly what is going on in her own body. Women should not be kept in the dark about potential complications of abortion or the development of the embryo/fetus. Knowledge is power, and it is better to know these facts before you choose.

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Documenting botched abortion in April 2014 at Carhart’s abortion clinic

Saysumthn’s Blog documented an abortion injury on April 28, 2014. Dr. Leroy Carhart  was the one who performed the abortion.

From the blog:

carhart-04262014-captionedAccording to pro-life activists who were at the clinic at the time of Saturday’s incident, the injured patient was a woman who had come to Carhart’s poorly-maintained abortion clinic the previous day on Friday with her teen-aged daughter.

On Friday, the two women stayed at Carhart’s abortion office for about three hours, then left with the older woman driving.

The following morning, the two women were seen returning to Carhart’s facility. At about 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, the ambulance arrived for the older woman. According to witnesses, the daughter ran out of the clinic and told pro-life activists, “That’s my mom,” referring to the woman who was being transported.

“The events reported by witnesses are indicative of a botched early second trimester abortion procedure,” said Newman.

Carhart has carried no hospital privileges whatsoever since 1982. A lack of hospital privileges has been shown to interrupt the continuity of patient care and create delays in emergency treatment of women suffering life-threatening abortion complications.

Dates of other incidents involving Carhart documented by Operation Rescue include:

• March 4, 2014, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged after 2nd trimester abortion complications.
• November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
• November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)
• July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
• February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
• March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)

 

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George Grant tells story of near-fatal botched abortion

George Grant told the following story in his book, Grand Illusions.

“Martha Tollesk’s divorce had been final just 3 days when she discovered that she was pregnant. “Everybody told me that I should just go out and get an abortion,” she said. “I’d just enrolled in night courses at the local community college. I had a great new job. My life was coming together finally. And then this!”

Martha’s friends talked her into visiting a Planned Parenthood center where she received a fistful of brochures and tracts on the benefits and blessings of abortion. “It all sounded so simple and so secure. So I went ahead and scheduled an appointment.” The doctor performed a suction aspiration abortion on her 3 days later. “It was incredibly painful. It was just awful. But they told me all had gone well, and they sent me on home.”

But all was not well. After almost a week, Martha was admitted to the hospital with a number of alarming symptoms: swelling of the abdomen, severe pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, chills and fever, and shortness of breath. The obstetricians diagnosed her as suffering from peritonitis – an inflammation of the membrane covering the wall of her peritoneum. Caused by a small uterine puncture during the abortion, the bacterial infection had quickly spread throughout her body cavity. “They tell me I’m lucky,” she said. “But I’m not sure I call 4 days in the hospital and a close call with death lucky. I call it irresponsible.”

George Grant Grand Illusions: the Legacy of Planned Parenthood(Franklin, Tennessee: Adroit Press, 1988, 1992) 71

 

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Novelist Pearl S. Buck speaks about life and death

‘…I fear the power of choice over life or death at human hands. I see no human being whom I could ever trust with such power–not myself, not any other. Human wisdom, human integrity are not great enough. Since the fetus is a creature already alive and in the process of development, to kill it is to choose death over life. At what point shall we allow this choice? For me the answer is–at no point, once life has begun. At no point, I repeat, either as life begins or as life ends, for we who are human beings cannot, for our own safety, be allowed to choose death, life being all we know.”

Novelist Pearl S. Buck

Foreword to Robert E. Cooke and others, ed., The Terrible Choice: The Abortion Dilemma (New York: Bantam Books, 1968), ix-xi, x.

7 wk dia

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Man tells story of postabortion grief

On LifeSiteNews, a man gave his testimony of regret after his girlfriend Kelly had 2 abortions. Here is an excerpt.

“We became pregnant three months into our relationship. Kelly and I both grew up attending church and knew how our parents felt about sex outside of marriage, so that seemed to leave very few options for us. Kelly convinced herself she had to have an abortion so that we could try to hide what, honestly, our parents already knew was going on. Her friend took her to have the abortion, and we never discussed it.

Within one month, however, we found ourselves pregnant again, and we aborted the second child just as quickly to hide our shame.  This time, I took her to the clinic.  As I sat there in the waiting room, I could hear crying and saw women come out with tears running down their faces.  This scared me because I was told “this was just a small procedure and it wouldn’t hurt Kelly or the tissue at all.”  In my heart, I knew this was a baby, not tissue.

When Kelly came out, she was groggy and looked to be in a lot of pain, which made me furious about the lies we had been told. As we drove home, neither of us said a thing.  We sat in silence as I contemplated our decision.  Sadly, because of my inability to be a man, I put it all aside and we went on with our relationship.

Kelly and I eventually got married, but many years after the abortions I realized I was in pain.  My inability to protect those I was entrusted to care for created a domino effect of bad choices.  …  I self-medicated my pain with pornography and alcohol and searched for ways to find my voice …. I was a broken man with a broken wife, two children in heaven, and was trying to pick up the pieces of what my indifference had done. I watched Kelly find healing from the abortions and eventually decided I needed help, too. The healing process made me realize that I was meant to be a Daddy to those two children and that my silence never allowed me to be that for them.”

Read the whole testimony here. 

Matt Clinger The curse of Adam’s silence – a MAN’s post-abortion testimony” LifeSiteNews Jan 20, 2012

Read more testimonies from men who suffered after a partner’s abortion(s)

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Video: Womans Choice Abortion Clinic Investigation

In this video, Citizens for  Pro-Life society show you what was thrown in the dumpsters at two abortion clinics in Michigan.

I’m sure that going through the dumpster was something the pro-lifers hated doing. I’m sure they felt dreadful gathering up the remains of these aborted babies. These children, so carelessly discarded, deserve more than a filthy dumpster as their private resting place, though.  The babies found here would be buried. The video is to show the reality of abortion in all its hideousness.

 

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Abortion clinic gives out coupons: Sunday discounts!

ad 1Dr. James Pendergraft has a clinic in Orlando that does abortions through twenty four weeks and beyond. (see above)

In 2011, an article in LifeNews showed that the clinic gave coupons for discount abortions on Sundays

If this doesn’t prove that abortion is a business, I don’t know what does.

Orlando Women's Abortion Center. Second, And Late Term Abortions Clinic.

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Abortionist: Some women are later grateful they were refused abortions

Dr. Alec Bourne, who had successfully challenged the abortion law in England by performing an abortion on a teenage rape victim. He later wrote:

“Those who plead for an extensive relaxation of the law [against abortion] have no idea of the very many cases where a woman who, during the first three months, makes a most impassioned appeal for her pregnancy to be ‘finished,’ later, when the baby is born, is thankful indeed that it was not killed while still an embryo. During my long years in practice I have had many a letter of the deepest gratitude for refusing to accede to an early appeal.”

A. Bourne, A Doctor’s Creed: The Memoirs of a Gynecologist, London, 1963

Not all babies who are initially unwanted stay unwanted.

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3 year old sister of aborted baby: Mom, why didn’t you kill me too?

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When I was 3 years old I saw my mom on TV. She was speaking to a man about how she killed her baby and regretted it. As she told her story and how she became a pro-life speaker, I watched and listened. My grandma didn’t think I was old enough to understand.

When my mom picked me up that night I asked her why she killed my brother or sister and why she didn’t kill me. My mom said she was in shock that her 3-year-old would ask these questions. She answered them the best she could for me, and as I got older I learned more.

This is the testimony of Alex. She and her mom are now pro-life speakers.

Source: Teenbreaks.com

Even at three, Alex knew she’d lost a brother or sister. Children pick up on things adults say, even things about abortion.

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Baby Charlie, aborted at 20 weeks

911 Babies recently shared a picture of Baby Charlie, a twenty week old (allegedly) aborted baby.

baby charlie 20 weeks

Here is the story that was shared:

“Baby Charlie was aborted at about 20 weeks of gestation. All his organs were functioning; he just needed time to grow. A pathologist gave him to pastors Norn Stone and Jerry Horn in 1986. They gave the baby to me at the Pensacola march that year. I carried him across America and brought him into churches. The reaction was horror. Many wept, and many cursed me. We buried him in Milton, FL several months later. I couldn’t take any more. He needed the dignity of a burial. I will never forget this little boy. He had one finger that pointed out as if to ask, “Where were you when I was led away to slaughter?” I’ll see you in heaven, baby Charlie”

 Penny Lea

Because of the condition of the body, I would estimate that he was aborted by the prostaglandin method, in which the prostaglandin is given by IV or vaginal suppository and forces a woman’s body to go into labor. he may have been injected with poison to prevent a live birth. This method was often used in the mid 1980s. Bruises on the baby’s body imply that labor was traumatic, possibly indicating this type of abortion, which caused what doctors referred to as “tetanic” contractions, which were very strong contractions that are continuous and could damage the baby severely (as well as being very painful for the mother) Another possibility is saline, a salt solution injected into the womb that burns the outer layer of skin. Because there are no visible burns, this was may not have been the method used.  Urea, which is another poison, is also a possible cause of death.

Formalin solution is commonly used in abortion clinics to prevent the baby’s from rotting and causing odors in the clinic. This or formaldehyde may have preserved the body. The gray skin is compatible with such preservatives.

I cannot verify from the picture that this is not a stillbirth. Nor have I personally interviewed the writer of the story. Therefore, I cannot state with total certainty that her story is true. But in a stillbirth, the cord is usually cut close to the body. The bruising on the skin is also inconsistent with a stillbirth.

Take from it what you will.

See more pictures of baby’s aborted at 20 weeks

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